The 39th IATUL conference took place at Oslo Metropolitan University - University Library, Norway from 17 to 21 June 2018.
Libraries for the Future - from Inspiring Spaces to Open Science
The technological developments of recent decades have contributed to increased access to digital sources of knowledge and digital tools for students, teachers and researchers. These developments have changed not only patterns of work, study and research in higher education, but also patterns of library use. Creating a modern library, then, demands that we respond to these changes and the challenges and opportunities they bring. One way to accomplish this is to focus on the users: what are their needs and what kinds of library and library services are relevant to them? Responding to change may also mean looking at how we organize our work: what will be the goals of a library of the future, and how will we organize ourselves, cooperate and collaborate to achieve these goals? Papers and presentations of the conference can be found following the links below, organized by conference topics.